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Enviro presents: Radical Reading Group 🧐📚

Where all bookworms, activists, climate enthusiasts and keen learning beans unite! 

Every two weeks, we will be discussing about a different environment-related topic, accompanied by some optional readings. We will be covering interesting (and sometimes controversial) topics surrounding environmental justice, animal rights, UniMelb’s history of activism, philosophy and politics, and many more.

Come along to share your thoughts and knowledge, listen to the thoughts of others, and to learn!

We’d love your suggestions on what topic or reading we should feature. If you have a cool idea, or would like to facilitate a reading group – send us a message.

The reading group will be hosted on Zoom, 1-2PM every second Thursday of the semester unless otherwise announced.


We acknowledge that this event will be hosted on stolen Wurundjeri land and that sovereignty was never ceded. The Enviro  department pays its respects to elders past, present and emerging.

Enviro 🤝 Welfare = 😎🍽

Love food? Need a lunch buddy? Want to know more about the Environment and Welfare departments? Then head to our Hopin Session at 12PM, Tuesday 23rd Feb and cook along with us! 

We’ll be preparing and cooking up ingredients for a some bangin’, sustainable Viet spring rolls. Hop in (😏) to the ‘Sessions’ section of Hopin and chat with us about anything everything! Give us dumb hypotheticals, ask us funny questions, and join in our convo! See ya there.

Event location: ‘Sessions’ section of Hopin

Time & date: 12-1PM, Tuesday 23rd February

Facebook event link: TBC


We acknowledge that this event will be hosted on stolen Wurundjeri land and that sovereignty was never ceded. The Enviro and Welfare department pays its respects to elders past, present and emerging.

Bike Co-op x Enviro: So I heard you like Bikes…

You like Bikes? 🐝😏

After an eventful series of false-starts and interruptions the Bike Collective is once again gearing up for an exciting year of events.  Although the extent of our physical re-opening is yet to be determined and subject to change, we will persevere to bring you livestreams, video-guides, cycling tours and maybe even a breakfast or two! If you’ve been bitten by the biking bike during Covid, have always been an avid cyclist or just have a burning question about that funny squeak your bike makes, then you won’t want to miss our first livestream of the year.

Friday February 26th, 2pm on the Bike Collective’s Facebook– the perfect way to finish off your Summerfest and learn about the basics of bike maintenance, how to do it yourself and when to seek more expert care. We will also briefly discuss how to pick up a new bike for yourself (or possibly build one from scratch!) for commuting or more specialised purposes.

Bike Collective Facebook page: www.facebook.com/unimelbbikecoop

Event link: to be updated


We acknowledge that this event will be streamed on stolen Wurundjeri land and that sovereignty was never ceded. The Bike Collective pays its respects to elders past, present and emerging.

Environment Collective

Have a love for plants? Us too. Want to take action for climate justice? Us too!

So come have a chat with us about it! Enviro Collective is a great place to meet fellow plant lovers and activists alike who want to share their passion for the environment.

Bring along your lunch and let’s talk about the environment, how to make positive impact, social issues and get involved in our campaigns. There’s free food, wholesome friends and good chats, so come and join our Enviro community!

Click ‘going’ on the Facebook event to make sure you’re updated on all the info!

Event link: here

Collectives will be at 12PM on Tuesdays on Zoom. 


We would like to acknowledge that this event will be taking place on the stolen land of the Wurundjeri Peoples of the Kulin Nation. Sovereignty was never ceded. This always was and always will be Aboriginal Land.

 

SummerFest Online: 23 & 25 February from 11am to 2pm

Meet your student representatives and learn more about your UMSU departments!

It would be kind of weird if the student union wasn’t actually run by students, right? There are a bunch of student representatives who work around the clock to ensure the activities and opportunities available to you are as fun and relevant as possible. Basically every area of uni life (and life in general) is covered by one of these departments. Hosted on Hopin (more info below) you can cruise around the virtual booths to chat with your student reps, learn more about UMSU’s departments or discover the perfect Club for you to find your new uni pals!

READ ON THROUGH THIS PAGE TO LEARN ABOUT:

  • Some of the super-fun things you’ll see in the booths, on stages, in conversations and workshops at SummerFest Online
  • Details on how to join the SummerFest Online event in Hopin (hint – get setup in advance!)
  • Tips on how to make your SummerFest Online experience flow without those annoying glitches that technology likes to throw at us.
  • Important info about the hows and whys we’re hosting SummerFest Online in 2021

 

Here’s some of the awesome stuff you can expect:

23 Feb

STAGE

🌟 11.00-11:15am: Head to the stage for the Welcome to Country with Aunty Di Kerr

🌟 11:30-11:55am: Stars from Union House Theatre  playreading an excerpt from the 2019 UHT production ‘The Lonely Crowd’

🌟 12:30–1:00pm:  Interview with Clea, the Students with Disabilities Representative on Students’ Council

🎸 1.00pm: Australian punk rockers Yours Truly performing an exclusive acoustic set just for YOU

 

SESSIONS

🌟 11:30am–12pm: Cook simple meals on a student budget in Cultural Cooking with UMSU’s POC and International departments.

🌟  12.00-1:00pm: Cook Vietnamese spring rolls with UMSU’s Enviro and Welfare departments

 

EXPO BOOTHS

🌟 11:00am-12:45pm: Pre recorded Q & A with artists about their experience with Arts Programs

🌟 11.15am – 2pm: Chat and Zine-make with Media! Join your Media reps as they make zines, and tell you all about their department.

🌟 11:20-2:00pm: Get to know your Queer department at their booth and play Queer Game Stream

🌟 11:20am-2:00pm: ‘Where Art Thou’! Join your Creative Arts student reps in their live crafty corner for some sweet serARTonin!

🌟 11:30am-12:00pm: Chat with UMSU’s Disability department about what they’ve got planned for this semester.

🌟  11:30am-2:00pm: UMSU Education Public Affairs present: Get to know the department, get involved and ask questions!!

🌟 12:30–1:30pm: Learn about dismantling racism at the People of Colour Active Anti-Racism workshop. *This workshop is non-autonomous, and non-POC people are encouraged to attend.

🌟 12:45-1:00pm: Let’s Talk Tech – Join the UHT team to chat through processes for designing for the stage.

🌟 1:00-1:30pm: Q&A with Brigit and Lindsay the Disability Officers.

🌟 1:00-1:45pm: Intro to Feminist Collectives: live workshop with the Women’s department

🌟 1:00-1:45pm: Welfare Kahoot trivia competition – getting to know the Welfare Department (with prizes!)

 

25 Feb

STAGE

🌟 11.00-11:15am: Head to the stage for the Welcome to Country with Uncle Dave Wandin

🌟 11:30-11:55am: Stars from Union House Theatre playreading an excerpt from the 2019 UHT production ‘The Lonely Crowd’

🌟 12:30–1:00pm:  Interview with Clea, the Students with Disabilities Representative on Students’ Council

🎸 1.00pm: Australian punk rockers Yours Truly performing an exclusive acoustic set just for YOU

 

SESSIONS

🌟12:00-12:30pm: Queer x Disabilities Panel

🌟1:30-2:00pm: Media x Women’s Workshop/Live Discussion on Representation of Women/Non-Binary People of Colour in the Arts.

 

EXPO BOOTHS

🌟 11:15am-1:00pm: Pre recorded Q & A with artists about their experience with Arts Programs

🌟 11:15am-2:00pm: Get to know your Queer department at their booth and play Queer Game Stream

🌟 11:15am-2:00pm: ‘Where Art Thou’ – Join your Creative Arts student representatives in their live crafty corner and get some of that sweet, sweet serARTonin!

🌟 11.15am – 1pm: Chat and Zine-make with Media! Join your Media reps as they make zines, and tell you all about their department.

🌟 11:30am-12pm: Find out about the Disabilities department and their upcoming events

🌟 11:30am-12pm: Welfare Kahoot trivia competition – UMSU and University hacks (with prizes!)

🌟 12:00-1:00pm: Enviro Tree-via, a fun kahoot quiz with the Enviro department

🌟 12:30-2:00pm: Kahoot with UMSU EdPub with questions relating to activism, UniMelb, Australian politics and more.

🌟12:45-1:00pm: Let’s Talk Performance – Come chat with UHT team about performance opportunities available to you.

🌟1:00-1:30pm: Q&A with Lindsay and Brigit the Disability officers for 2021.

 

How to join the SummerFest Online Hopin event.

(STEP 1) Open the event link:

  • Event link for SummerFest Online – 23 February is here
  • Event link for SummerFest Online – 25 February is here 

(STEP 2) Create a login using your UniMelb student email address, and ensure you read the Code of Conduct for participating in the event.

(STEP 3) Click ‘UMSU SummerFest Online’

(STEP 4) Click ‘Enter event’

(STEP 5) Access the different sections via the toolbar on the left:

Stage: Check out the fantastic line up of entertainment. Featured content will be presented like the Welcome to Country, UMSU President’s address, and more

Sessions:  A selection of live sessions with your student representatives which occur at scheduled times throughout the event.

Expo: Browse the various Clubs and Departments or use the search function to look for something specific.  Click on one of the virtual booths to join that space.

Networking:  Meet other students and your student representatives. Click on the Ready button for a minute or two of brief chat with another student chosen at random. After the chat, if you both agree, you’ll have the option to exchange contact details so you can stay connected with the person you have just talked to.  

 

Tips for the best event experience:

  • Use Chrome or Firefox as your internet browser
  • Use your desktop or laptop rather than phone
  • Close your other apps and internet tabs if you’re experiencing lag
  • Refresh your page if you get stuck

Keep an eye on the UMSU SummerFest page and follow UMSU on on Facebook and Instagram to stay across important updates, free events you don’t want to miss, and the occasional spicy meme.

 

 

Got more questions? Check out the SummerFest Hopin FAQs here and READ THE VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION BELOW:

Based on public health advice and the University of Melbourne’s  implementation of social distancing measures, UMSU continues to host the majority of our events online.

For the limited number of in person events, happening on campus, we continue to undertake continues government-recommended measures for all of our in-person events. If you’re coming to campus, make sure you carefully read the unimelb guidelines so you know your responsibilities to help us keep our campuses safe for everyone. Don’t come to campus if you are unwell.  Find out more about coming to campus on the UniMelb coming to campus page. Make sure you complete the online health declaration before coming as we may need proof of completion to enter UMSU events and spaces.

We also understand that this is a difficult and stressful time for everyone and we encourage you to check in on each other, help each other out where possible, and to continue to monitor and comply with public health advice. Additional information is available on the Victorian Government Department of Health and Human Services and Australian Government Department of Health websites.

We urge everyone to continue to follow the advice of government health authorities with regard to maintaining good hygiene practices. Additional information is available on the Victorian Government Department of Health and Human Services and Australian Government Department of Health websites.

 

Come along to our social mask-making tutorial and learn how to make a basic reusable face mask while making new friends.
 Register here for ✨Stitch and Bitch✨ -> https://www.trybooking.com/BLDZL
🧵 Register to make a mutual aid masks here: https://bit.ly/umsuenviromasks_volunteer
🧵 Register to receive a mask here: https://bit.ly/umsuenviromasks_requestamas

UMSU Enviro is hosting a two-part event to launch our divestment petition to call for Unimelb to FULLY divestment from fossil fuel and weapons manufacturing companies!

PART ONE – Movie Screening of 2040
Come join us to watch the award-winning documentary: 2040, which asks what would our future look like if it was sustainable?

Time: 5-6:30pm Aug 27th.
Register link: https://www.trybooking.com/BLASM

Join the Facebook event!

#CutAllTies Virual NDA

As part of our #CutAllTies day of action, Fossil Free RMIT, UMSU Environment Collective and the LTSU Environment Department will be holding a virtual rally!
Bring your mates and your signs, and help us call on PwC to cut all ties with the Minerals Council of Australia.
Fossil fuel lobbyists have been stopping our government from taking any real action on climate change and giving us a chance at the same climate we deserve. That’s why we’re targeting members of the Minerals Council of Australia and asking them to end their membership!
This online event will be run on the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri, Boon Wurrung of the Kulin nation and Gadigal people of the Eora nation, and acknowledge that sovereignty of the land was never ceded. Always was, always will be, Aboriginal land.

Enviro Collective is a weekly meeting of environmental activists from the unimelb community. This group is the main organising force behind the Environment Department and the ultimate decision making body of the department. We believe in the power of the collective and its ability to come together and make change.

Tuesdays 12-1pm.

📣📣 Register for zoom details here 📣📣
https://unimelb.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0vdeivqTwuGNfXaLz3oUiOqM9_Y4wmQEdI

🌱🌱 Semester 2 Collective Events 🌱🌱
Week 1: https://www.facebook.com/events/3078000472314842/
Week 2: https://www.facebook.com/events/327971641706799/
Week 3: https://www.facebook.com/events/1140991382939065/
Week 4: https://www.facebook.com/events/386344702346667/
Week 5: https://www.facebook.com/events/611816275993730/
Week 6: https://www.facebook.com/events/958997064525958/
Week 7:https://www.facebook.com/events/3146760645414792/
Week 8: https://www.facebook.com/events/336072491106748/
Week 9: https://www.facebook.com/events/868519883671643/
MID SEM BREAK: https://www.facebook.com/events/209176987161273/
Week 10: https://www.facebook.com/events/586016418775556/
Week 11: https://www.facebook.com/events/2663852273872846/
Week 12: https://www.facebook.com/events/569849333662540/

We acknowledge that this collective takes place on the stolen land of the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation. This always was and always will be Aboriginal land.

Turn your food waste into delicious leafy decor!

A fun, engaging and educational workshop on growing plants at home from food waste. Topics covered will include growing basics, growing from seeds and scraps in the kitchen and managing food waste, and will include time for questions and discussions

❄️ WinterFest Workshops ❄️

30 July, 7:00 pm | Free with RSVP

https://www.trybooking.com/BKLBN